Organizations Aim To Cut Down on Halloween Vandalism by Teens

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

Community organizations in Waynesboro are coming together to keep teens off the streets on Halloween night.

The Office on Youth, Waynesboro police, Rotary club and the YMCA are hosting an event for teens.

Middle and high school students are participating at an open gym at the YMCA.

Waynesboro police department captain Becky Meeks said it's a way to cut down on vandalism on Halloween.

She also said it's a way for teens to meet good role models in the community.

"When you have a personal interaction with people that has more an effect than just a police car driving by. The police car is just a car, when they know a person, it makes them think a little more about what they're doing," Meeks said.

This is the first year of the event.

It's part of the office of youth gang prevention initiative.

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